Category Archives: baking

Cake season: {gluten-free} rhubarb custard cake

We found ourselves needing somewhere to go at 0800 this morning. The children were up and Elena was raring to go. One of those days where we need to go out or things will really go pear shaped. I really … Continue reading

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{Gluten-free} passionfruit cake

So it turns out if it’s not bronchitis this week, it’s gastro. And, if you’re Hugo, you get lucky with both. It’s a good thing he’s a trooper. Needless to say, we’re sticking close to home at the moment and … Continue reading

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{Gluten-free} passionfruit curd tea cake

For me, passionfruit are one of those fruits associated with sweet childhood memories. I have distinct memories of visiting my Nanna and Poppy’s home on the north coast of New South Wales and being allowed to eat passionfruit off the … Continue reading

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Bananas galore

The combination of Norfolk Island’s warm climate and strict quarantine restrictions means many of the island’s residents grow as much of their fruit and vegetables as they can. Mum and Dad are no exception, although only being on island for … Continue reading

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{Gluten-free & oat-free} muesli slice

Growing up gluten-free in the 1980s, I got pretty used to missing out on all sorts of things. My mother did a great job dreaming up lunchbox ideas for me but, from quite a young age, I was certainly aware … Continue reading

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Playing with coconut sugar

It has been birthday party season around here lately. Elena has loved it. She has also loved all the birthday cake. I’ve not been so keen on all the sugar! Birthday cakes are one thing, but I feel stuck in … Continue reading

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Easy {gluten-free} cupcakes

I’m sharing yet another ‘throw it all together recipe’. These days I love a simple cake! These are my go-to gluten-free cupcakes. We were off to a birthday party, so I pulled some together so Elena had something gluten-free at … Continue reading

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Damp, lazy day

Today was a lazy day. This morning was wet and dreary. I’m trying to stay home so Hugo can have his naps (we missed one yesterday and had a horrid night as a result), so some lovely friends and their … Continue reading

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Lazy day cake

This cake is just what its name suggests – a great cake for when you need to bake but you really can’t be bothered! When I first found the Lazy day golden cake recipe on bestrecipes.com, I was completely skeptical. … Continue reading

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Lemon sour cream cake

Today, Hugo and I headed out to visit a friend and her beautiful baby. This lemon sour cream cake just happened to come along with us for the ride. As with most of my cakes, this one is quick and … Continue reading

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